Obama recently said that if you have a business, “you didn’t build that.” The comment is not out of context, the entire context makes it worse. He is arguing that your intelligence and hard work are not the reason for you success, you owe it to society. This seemed very familiar. Then my smokin’ hot wife pointed this out to me:
“He didn’t invent iron ore and blast furnaces, did he?”
“Rearden. He didn’t invent smelting and chemistry and air compression. He couldn’t have invented his Metal but for thousands and thousands of other people. His Metal! Why does he think it’s his? Why does he think it’s his invention? Everybody uses the work of everybody else. Nobody ever invents anything.”
She said, puzzled, “But the iron ore and all those other things were there all the time. Why didn’t anybody else make that Metal, but Mr. Rearden did?”
– Atlas Shrugged, P1C9
Ayn Rand, you magnificent bitch, you’ve done it again.